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UWI fully on board for Golden Jubilee

The University of the West Indies is not about to be left out of this island’s Golden Jubilee.

This evening, Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau flicked the switch at the Cave Hill campus, which has been fully decorated in national colours.

Delivering brief remarks at the lighting ceremony, which also included cultural presentations, Professor Barriteau said it serves not only to illuminate the physical space but was also symbolizes the intellectual light which Cave Hill has been shinning all year long and throughout its 53 year history.

Principal of the University of the West Indies Professor Eudine Barriteau was decked out in her national colours and having an enjoyable time during this evening’s lighting ceremony at the University of the West Indies.

Principal of the University of the West Indies Professor Eudine Barriteau was decked out in her national colours and having an enjoyable time
during this evening’s lighting ceremony at the University of the West Indies.

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“It was just three years ago when we as a campus marked our own golden jubilee, so it has given us tremendous pride to take part in similar activities to mark the nation’s independence anniversary.

“As we look back through the years it is no exaggeration to say the university has been a most influential institution of post-independence Barbados and it has delivered spectacularly on its mandate of higher learning and enlightenment,” the principal said.

Barriteau also said the university looked forward with keen anticipation to the next 50 years where it will continue to develop the skills that are required to provide knowledge for Barbados and the rest of the region to grow.

Throughout the year, the campus has been hosting lectures, cultural presentations and other events in observance of Barbados’ milestone.

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